Category Archives: Asia

Senior Afghan leader lauds BRI; backs CPEC’s extension into Afghanistan

Says Afghanistan’s joining CPEC would prove to be a real game-changer for entire region Welcomes ceasefire offer by Taliban for Afghan peace dialogue By Mian Abrar Senior Northern Alliance leader and Deputy Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq has

All hat, No Cattle

India’s foreign policy remains cautious and unimaginative Even as the World beyond India is being Transformed Special report Oct. 24th 2019 edition India stayed aloof during the cold war, happy to be the flag-bearer for non-aligned nations. With the rise

Difficult for BJP’s social media army to label Muslims, leftists, liberals as ‘anti-nationals’

The CAA protesters are no longer only Muslims – Their ranks have been joined by people whom the BJP’s shouting brigade calls ‘libtards’ and ‘sickularists’ By Tavleen Singh It should become clear to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his closest

India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion GIDEON RACHMAN The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an

India is laying the groundwork for a mass faith – cleansing

By Shikha Dalmia Many people expected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landslide re-election victory this summer to spell trouble for India’s pluralistic democracy. But few appreciated just how much trouble. This week, in two days flat, the Modi government pushed through

India shall be remade through demographic change, street by street

From Article 370 to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, demographic change is a key objective of Modi-Shah By Shivam Vij Ishtiaq Ahmed’s voluminous book The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed is an underrated study of Partition violence in Punjab, which killed lakhs

This is not just a Muslim fight

Inside the Anti-Citizenship Act protests rocking India Widespread protests and police brutality By Sanya Mansoor & Billy Perrigo As tense protests about India’s new citizenship law rocked the nation’s capital, four women tried to form a human shield around their

India protests rage on as death toll rises to 24

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelled a visit to India, the Indian foreign ministry said, amid tensions in the northeast region, where he was due to hold summit talks with counterpart Narendra Modi. Citizenship protests spread to Bengal, protesters torch

Kashmir – Right to self – determination is the way forward

Partition of British India and Kashmir’s accession By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai In 1947, Great Britain partitioned its South Asian colony India, into two new independent countries: ‘Hindu’ India and ‘Muslim’ Pakistan. The status of the colonies 565 princely states

I served in Afghanistan No, it’s not another Vietnam

By Ryan Crocker In 2008, Congress established the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to investigate waste and fraud in the war zone. In the past week, The Post has published an account, “The Afghanistan Papers: